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Nov 21 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Celebrates World Children’s Day

Divine Shakti Foundation’s Parmarth Vidya Mandir School becomes a festive and joyous tribute to the glory of the Divine Child. After a beautiful welcoming ceremony that included fragrant floral garlands, tilaks and colorful street sketches, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was warmly welcomed to Parmarth Vidya Mandir for festive musical and yogic celebrations of World Children's Day. Surrounded by angelic and delighted faces, Sadhviji was treated to an array of performances that perfectly symbolize the innocence and extraordinary potential of children...

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Nov 18 2019

Ragpickers in Rishikesh: Gujarat to Ganga Paryavaran Yatra

Inauguration of the Paryavaran (Environment) Yatra at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh The Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Smt Baby Rani Mauryaji graced Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to join the President and Spiritual Leader, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji in welcoming one hundred Paryavaran Mitras, women serving in Gujarat as ragpickers and sanitation workers, to the banks of Mother Ganga at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Pujya Swamiji shared His opening remarks and blessings, “To me you are not just Ragpickers but Rashtra Sevaks, doing the real...

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Nov 17 2019

Valley of Words Literary and Arts Festival

Sadhviji Bhagawatiji joined the Third Edition of the Valley of Words Literary and Arts Festival yesterday, and was glad to be in conversation with Ashali Varma about her journey to India 23 years ago and the way she's been touched by Mother India and Mother Ganga. Sadhviji took the opportunity at the event to heartily encourage Indians to use every opportunity to correct the misperceptions of India and Hinduism that are perpetuated and promoted in the Western press. It was also a joy to share about her new book Come Home to Yourself, filled...

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Nov 12 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Participates in ICPD25 Nairobi Summit

Offers traditional Hindu philosophy as solution to growing population rate and need for sustainable growth and development at UN's International Conference on Population and Development in Nairobi Kenya Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the United Nations’ International Summit on Population and Development under the auspices of the United Nations Population Fund. Heads of State, United Nations’ high-level representatives, heads of international civil society, organizations and faith-based organiztions joined more than 9500 participants...

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Oct 31 2019

Sadhviji Welcomes the King of Bali to the Banks of Holy Maa Ganga

With great ceremony and blessings, Dr. Arya Wedakarna, the King of Bali and the custodian of the Hindu faith in Indonesia, was welcomed by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to Parmarth Niketan and the banks of Holy Maa Ganga. Dr. Wedakarna was joined by his beautiful wife, Devi Wedakarna, Vani Shastryyil, also from Indonesia, Maneesh Tripathiji from Singapore and many other friends and family from across India and around the world to offer prayers of love and devotion to Mother Ganga. LIVE #GangaAarti from with @SadhviBhagawati as she welcomes Senator of #Indonesia...

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Oct 29 2019

Warm Blankets Wrap Rishikumars with Love & Care

On the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj during a special five day Diwali celebrations, as the weather begins to turn colder in Rishikesh, beautiful, soft and fluffy blankets were distributed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, devotees and sevaks from India and abroad to all of our young Rishikumars as gifts to help keep them warm during the upcoming winter season. A few of the very first blankets this season were distributed earlier a few days ago on Dhanteras when the Hon'ble Chief Minister...

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Oct 29 2019

Bhai Dooj Celebrations at Parmarth

Today on the fifth day of Diwali, we celebrated the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj. This tradition honors the sacred and beautiful brother and sister relationship. In it sisters apply a tilak on their brothers forehead honoring his presence in their lives and wishing for his long and healthy life. They then perform Aarti of their brothers, further praying for light to be upon their brother and upon all. The two then exchange gifts and sweets to honor the bond between them. In honor of this beautiful tradition, Pujya Swami Chidanand...

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Oct 28 2019

Special Diwali Aarti, Pooja & Satsang

Special Diwali Ganga Aarti and Satsang with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji straight from the banks of Maa Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, inspires us not only to light lamps in our homes but to be the light for others. Divine wisdom, vedic chanting, sacred bhajans, and Lord Ganeshji and Maa Lakshmi Pooja concluding with a #GreenDiwaliPledge make the evening a truly unforgettable and inspirational one! Then a special diya lit divine Satsang in Pujya Swamiji's Kutir further added to the magical evening and encouraged us...

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Oct 27 2019

Sadhviji Presented Bharat Ki Laxmi Award

It was such an honour to be presented with the Bharat ki laxmii Award this Dhanteras on the banks of Maa Ganga by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the Hon’ble CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Mayor of Rishikesh Anita Mamgain and the Mayor of Dehradun Sunil Uniyal Gama Mayor Dehradun! Let us answer the call of Honble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modiji to recognise women leaders as the embodiment of Maa Laxmi admist us!...

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Oct 21 2019

Star Studded Launch of Dr Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s New Book

MUMBAI: Hosted by the Honourable Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyariji, in the divine presence of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Founder/Chair, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and in the august presence of Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi, internationally acclaimed musicians Kailash Kher and Sivamani, and Bollywood actress and UN Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals Dia Mirza, the dazzling and inspiring launch of Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s new book, ‘Come Home to Yourself*" - a transformational book with teachings on the...

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